Medhurst 'Yrb' Yarra Valley Pinot Noir Shiraz 2019

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Gary Walsh
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MEPS201911 UCAU
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Top gold and Trophy for best red blend at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2019 Vibrant, charming , medium-bodied dry red, a unique co-ferment of Pinot Noir (50%) and Shiraz (50%). A tribute to the wines made in the 1920's by legendary Hunter Valley winemaker Maurice O'Shea. Winemaker Simon Steele worked at Brokenwood in the Hunter for many years before moving to the Yarra. Highly aromatic blue and red fruits, lovely spices. The Pinot Noir component gives the wine the red fruit and the framework of tension/structure whilst the Shiraz adds the purple hue, plump soft blue fruits, juiciness and charm to the blend. This wine is designed to drink young, however due to such a fine season it will reward careful cellaring over the next 5+ years. 381 dozen produced.
Top gold and Trophy for best red blend at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2019 Vibrant, charming , medium-bodied dry red, a unique co-ferment of Pinot Noir (50%) and Shiraz (50%). A tribute to the wines made in the 1920's by legendary Hunter Valley winemaker Maurice O'Shea. Winemaker Simon Steele worked at Brokenwood in the Hunter for many years before moving to the Yarra. Highly aromatic blue and red fruits, lovely spices. The Pinot Noir component gives the wine the red fruit and the framework of tension/structure whilst the Shiraz adds the purple hue, plump soft blue fruits, juiciness and charm to the blend. This wine is designed to drink young, however due to such a fine season it will reward careful cellaring over the next 5+ years. 381 dozen produced.

Scores & Reviews

93 / 100

Gary Walsh

(2017 vintage) A 50/50 blend of Shiraz and Pinot Noir. Great to see the Yarra embrace one of the classic blends from the Hunter Valley. This presents like a good Beaujolais as much as anything else. It’s bright, floral, very spicy, packed with fresh red and blue fruits, and a kind of ‘iron fillings’ minerality. Light bodied, fresh, fine unobtrusive tannin, layers of spice, a smattering of dried herb, and an almost stony finish of good length. Gee, this is pretty tasty wine. Fun, with a little bit extra.